Well whaddya know... upload no. 100! So a treat this time, to celebrate.
Apparently, this one's the hen's teeth. There's a regular (ie. single album) version of 'Purab Aur Pachhim' that's fairly easy to come by... this however is the 2xLP version; extremely hard to find. Containing the songs (obviously) but also much of the background music, as well as loads of dialogue. Making it... well, not necessarily far superior as the songs are what we're usually after anyway, but arguably a bit more interesting.
'Purab Aur Pachhim' [review]  means 'East and West', the film dealing with the attempt (and ultimately, failure) to corrupt time-honoured Indian ideals with contemporary Western values. (Or as one description would have it: "whisky, smoking & sex versus good family life".) Complementing this, Kalyanji Anandji's score is thus mostly based around traditional Hindi song, interspersed with the odd wild, depraved, western sounding moment. Guess which bits I prefer...?
The highlights then, for me: 'Love Me' and 'Freak-Out Music', featuring Usha Iyer (aka Uthup) in untamed garage mode ; the sweet and hummable 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' (the YouTube clip is hilarious - in fact, scenes such as all the ones I'm linking to, in addition to the presence of the lovely Saira Banu does actually make 'Purab Aur Pachhim' rather watchable, despite the plot's inherent ho-humness. Do you still make films like this in Bollywood?); 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', which really is east meets west; and 'Purva Suhani Aai Re', the best of the traditional ones, massively percussive and very infectious.
A word about the track listing: On the vinyl, the whole thing is presented as four continuous, side-long tracks, with only the main song titles given... I suspect they wished to make the 2xLP set into a compressed, aural version of the film. I on the other hand, decided I wanted to isolate the songs (5-10 minutes at a time of Hindi dialogue is, for obvious reasons, not very interesting), therefore I've split it into multiple tracks, tagging a lot of them as 'Dialogue' or 'Dialogue & Background Music'. Nothing's left out though; if you want to hear it as it's presented on the record, simply play them with no gaps between. Also, 'Freak-Out Music' (track 17; the one piece of background music I've isolated) is a title made up by me. And if anyone knows the title of track 12, please inform.
2. Title Music
3. Dialogue & Background Music
4. Mahendra Kapoor, Brij Bushhan, Shyama Chittar & Chorus: Om Jai Jagdish Hai
6. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Dulhan Chali
7. Dialogue & Background Music
8. Usha Iyer: Love Me
9. Dialogue & Background Music
10. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Hare Rama Hare Krishna
11. Dialogue & Background Music
12. Mahendra Kapoor: Untitled
13. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Bharat Ka Rehnewala Hoon
15. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
16. Dialogue & Background Music
17. Usha Iyer: Freak-Out Music
18. Dialogue & Background Music
19. Mukesh: Koi Jab Tumhara Hriday Tod De
20. Dialogue & Background Music
21. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Purva Suhani Aai Re
22. Dialogue & Background Music
23. Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
24. Dialogue & Background Music
25. Mahendra Kapoor, Brij Bushhan, Shyama Chittar & Chorus: Om Jai Jagdish Hare